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You're Going to Love Cary

With a population of 135,234, Cary is a must-see destination in North Carolina, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Cary

If you’re looking for affordable options, Dean's Kitchen + Bar (formally Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar) (1080 Darrington Dr) and Lugano Ristorante (1060 Darrington Dr) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Catalan Tapas Bar (4214 NW Cary Pkwy) and Saffron Indian Cuisine (2048 Kildaire Farm Rd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Cary.

When to visit Cary

Cary in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 191
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cary in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 191
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Cary in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 132 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Cary, with an average rainfall of 75 mm.

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How to Get to Cary

Plane

When flying to Cary, you’ll arrive at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Cary from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 52h 58m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Cary. The train journey from Cary to Alexandria takes 5h 32m and costs around S$ 86 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Baltimore, expect to pay about S$ 112 for a 6h 59m trip. The train station in Cary is called Cary, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cary, including CoachRun, Tornado Bus and Greyhound. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Cary takes 286 km and will cost you around S$ 309. From Coral Hills, the ticket costs about S$ 109 for a journey of 435 km.

Plane

When flying to Cary, you’ll arrive at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Cary from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 52h 58m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Cary. The train journey from Cary to Alexandria takes 5h 32m and costs around S$ 86 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Baltimore, expect to pay about S$ 112 for a 6h 59m trip. The train station in Cary is called Cary, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cary, including CoachRun, Tornado Bus and Greyhound. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Cary takes 286 km and will cost you around S$ 309. From Coral Hills, the ticket costs about S$ 109 for a journey of 435 km.

Airlines serving Cary

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,463 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,898 reviews)
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Where to stay in Cary

From 5-star hotels such as the The Umstead Hotel and Spa to great affordable options like the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary, Cary offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 234 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 623 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Raleigh Cary/Weston Parkway and Hampton Inn Raleigh Cary.

Where to stay in popular areas of Cary

Most booked hotels in Cary

Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
S$ 184+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Cary
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 190+
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 180+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson RaleighDurham Air
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 151+
Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 96+
Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh/Cary
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 195+

Hiring a car in Cary

Expect to pay S$ 1.35 per litre in Cary (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.15 and S$ 21.53. The most frequently booked car type in Cary is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Toyota Camry or similar) is, on average, 1% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.35 per litre in Cary (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.15 and S$ 21.53. The most frequently booked car type in Cary is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Toyota Camry or similar) is, on average, 1% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.